Pitcairn Island
geographical name island S Pacific SE of Tuamotu Archipelago; a British colony, with several smaller islands population 62 • Pitcairner noun

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  • Pitcairn Island — a small British island in the S Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago: settled 1790 by mutineers of the Bounty. 74; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km). * * * Island (pop., 2000 est.: 54), south central Pacific Ocean. It is the only inhabited island of the… …   Universalium

  • Pitcairn Island — noun The main island of Pitcairn …   Wiktionary

  • PITCAIRN ISLAND —    a small volcanic island 2½ m. long and 1 broad, solitary, in the Pacific, 5000 m. E. of Brisbane, where, in 1790, nine men of H.M.S. Bounty who had mutinied landed with six Tahitians and a dozen Tahitian women; from these have sprung an… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pitcairn Island — Pit′cairn Is′land [[t]ˈpɪt kɛərn[/t]] n. geg a small British island in the S Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago: settled 1790 by mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty. 59; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Pitcairn Island — /pɪtkɛən ˈaɪlənd/ (say pitkairn uyluhnd) noun a small island in the south Pacific, south east of Tuamotu Archipelago; a British dependency; settled by mutineers of the Bounty in 1790. 5 km2. Language: English. –Pitcairnese, adjective, noun… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pitcairn Island — a small British island in the S Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago: settled 1790 by mutineers of the Bounty. 74; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pitcairn Island —   Refer instead to New Zealand …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • Joshua Hill (Pitcairn Island leader) — For the politician from Georgia, see Joshua Hill (Georgian politician) Joshua Hill (1773 ndash;1844?) was an American adventurer. In 1832 he arrived on Pitcairn Island which was first inhabited in the 1790s by British mutineers from the HMS… …   Wikipedia

  • Ah Cut, Pitcairn Island — Ah Cut, on Pitcairn Island, is the highland area immediately to the south of Palva Walley, about a quarter of a mile north of Gudgeon Harbour.External links* [http://www.lareau.org/pitc.html Pitcairn place names] …   Wikipedia

  • Adamstown, Pitcairn Island — Adamstown is the only settlement of the Pitcairn Islands, and by default, the capital of the Pitcairn Islands. It is located on the central north of the island and has a population of 50 the entire population of the Pitcairn Islands. Adamstown… …   Wikipedia

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